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Time to call a spade a spade.


Abdul Hakim-Shabazz is the host of “Abdul in the Mornings” on Newstalk 1430 AM, WXNT.

A black Indiana AM radio talk show host offered some frank commentary on the problems associated with young blacks.

From Indiana Barrister…

Leaving the politics of all this aside, it’s time for some tough love in this town. There is a criminal element in this town that consists primarily of young black men. The recent attacks on the Monon; the perpetrators were young black men. The “Pop It Off Boys” gang; young black men. The most high ridden crime areas of the city, who are the bad guys? Say it it with me, they are usually young black men.

This may be painful, but the truth hurts. What’s really sad about all this is the city is hosting one of the leading historically black fraternities in town this week, Kappa Alpha Psi. There is something wrong when in one part of town we celebrate achievement, academics and perseverance in the face of adversity and at times open rand hostile racism meanwhile, a 19-year old who should have been applying to get into the fraternity has his life snuffed out by gunfire. There is also something even more wrong when people will read this column and get mad at me and call me a “sellout” or an “Uncle Tom” because I was the guy who was brave enough to tell truth.

Indianapolis, you have a problem. Your problem is young, black men who are out of control and com. It’s time to step up and start making examples out of people. Decent citizens black and white should not have to live in fear of urban terrorists.